Nine people are facing charges in connection with a drug bust that included searches of homes in Rumford and Mexico, Maine.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said MDEA agents worked with state and local law enforcement agencies to execute five search warrants in the two communities. The warrants were the result of a month-long investigation into drug trafficking by local residents, as well as residents of New York and Massachusetts. Arrested as a result of that investigation were:

  • Kassandra Bryant, 26, of Mexico, Maine, charged with Trafficking of Cocaine Base and Failure to Appear on a court warrant.
  • Wayne 'Dog' Sinclair, 59, of Mexico, Maine, charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Cocaine Base and Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine.
  • Mickiel James, 30, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, charged with Trafficking in Cocaine Base and Trafficking in Oxycodone.
  • Scott Bousquet, 30, of Rumford, charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Oxycodone
  • James Foss, 38, of Mexico, Maine, charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Cocaine Base, Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and Violation of Bail Conditions.
  • Tymel Albritton, 18, of Brooklyn, New York, charged with Trafficking in Cocaine Base and Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin.
  • Louise Lucci, 40, of Rumford, charged with Trafficking in Cocaine Base.
  • Sara Paquette, 27, of Rumford, charged with a Probation Violation.
  • Elizabeth Ross, 37, of Wilton, charged with a Probation Violation.

Seized during the searches were Cocaine and Heroin that was pre-packed for distribution, 800 Oxycodone pills, scales, and $20,000 in suspected drug proceeds. Officials say the street value of the drugs is $35,000.

All nine suspects were taken to the Oxford County Jail, where bail was denied for Bryant, Sinclair, Foss, Bousquet, and Lucci, pending their initial court appearances. Bail was set at $10,000 cash for Albritton and $25,000 cash for James. A probation hold was ordered for Paquette and Ross.